The Mythical Fats

Xposted from my MTBR post

Before I go on...Bad Andy and myself questioned the wisdom of this post but since its been mentioned several times by the locals in recent years we decided to go ahead with the pictures. Don't ask, I won't tell and you'd better have a keen sense of direction cause you could get lost in the land of fairy tale if your not careful.

Deep in the forest near G town three adventurers set out, Bad Andy!, Topmounter, and myself, The evil MGE to find the mythical trail of legend.

The first marker, Metal Tatonka

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I kept the spirits at bay with my mesmerizing shorts

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Why, yes sir I think I am...read the sign fools

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Relics along the way

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Bad Andy! Riding by one of the old mining relics

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Bad Andy! Climbing the old RR grade

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we saw some scary beast in the old mining caves

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We lost the trail more then once...Is this the trail..looks more like an old animal track....I don't know...my spidey senses are telling me this is all wrong

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my shorts are so...well...even the sun took notice

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what up? The miners didn't hear of recycling back in the 1800's?

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I think I lost my brake...where is Indiana when you need him?

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Paddling for the falls..by the look on Bad Andy's face I'd say their going over Niagara

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Home sweet home...our new mining stake and cabin

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Already decorated

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with plenty of cooking materials, a wood stove and provisions

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even a few beds

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just another angle of home sweet home

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Oh and the sweet ride to get to it

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not to far from home, we find the mythical, sweet and obscure

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riding beside the old waterline

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Bad Andy! on trail, me clinging to a cliff face to get the shot

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A little cliff trail hike a bike..it ain't an Evil MGE! ride without a little hiking involved

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Back to the forest

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My shorts make me look so fast

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Ending our day there is a trail into Georgetown with a turn the locals like to call the Turn of Doom..Just before that turn my rear brake starts to feel...crunchy...right after that turn my cable snaps right in half....I still rode the steep talas slope just after it with just my front brake...it was bad azz.

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Just another day playing with the magical creatures of the forest.

4 comments:

  Eric Wever / Pisgah Productions

August 9, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Looks like a great ride!
How's the internal geared hub hanging in there?

  Kevin aka. PBR

August 9, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Doh! Back to the wifes bike for more parts! Post a pic of her bike well, what is left of it ;)

I was building a deck thinking of the fun i was missing! We'll get back! nice write up!

  The Evil MGE!

August 9, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Eric,

The Internal gear seems to be holding up well. I am left wanting a lower gear at times especially when my GPS says the grade is over 20 percent on the climb. I'm running a 32x22(13-34 cassette equiv) on the 29er at the moment and am thinking of going with a 32x24(15-22x30 equiv).

  The Evil MGE!

August 9, 2009 at 7:26 PM

PBR,

I think the rear brake on my wife's bike is already shot. It was an old Hayes HFX Carbon off my Cove and it went out me during the Strawberry Jack descent at Buffalo Creek. I think I actually might have a spare brake cable in the garage that was never part of her bike ;). Hmmmm, the bones of the Missus bike post...Might get that up soon.